The Japanese tea ceremony or Way of Tea has long been an old cultural tradition in Japan since the year 815. Primarily influenced by Zen, the art of its performance is both enjoyed within a ceremonial context as well as in an informal tea gathering.
This workshop will be led by visiting professor Yasuko Suga, a design historian based in Tokyo, Japan. She will first give a presentation on the changing history of tea ceremony and the world, and then demonstrate Unohana Temae (one of the four-season procedures for Cha-bako (tea box) tea ceremony - Unohana is a small white flower that blossoms in summer) , and everyone can enjoy a bowl of tea and some sweets. You are more than welcome to try whisking your own green tea for your second bowl!
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE
As Professor Yasuko is flying to the UK from Japan, due to the continuing threat of the Covid-19 and Japan being classed as Category 2, we are cancelling the workshop for health reasons. We will be issuing a full refund for those already booked for the workshop. We apologise for the inconvenience although the health and wellbeing of people visiting The HopBarn is naturally our top priority.